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Novorossiya
... Ukrainian Новоросія literally New Russia) is a historic area of lands which established itself solidly after the annexation of the Crimean Khanate by ... It also forcefully liquidated the Free lands of Zaporizhian Sich as they became inconvenient for Russian colonization ... The colonization of the land at the end of 18th century was led by Prince Grigori Potemkin who was granted the powers of an absolute ruler over the area by Catherine the Great ...
Kickapoo Tribe Of Oklahoma - History
... Spanish officials granted the Kickapoo lands in Texas ... in 1836, the Republic of Texas forced the Kickapoo off their lands in 1839 ... The Mexican government gave them land grants in Nacimiento ...
Phelps And Gorham Purchase - Default
... defaulted on their 1790 installment, the preemptive right to lands of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase west of the Genesee River, comprising some 3,750,000 acres (15,200 km2), reverted back to ... The land was conveyed to Morris in five deeds on May 11, 1791 ... Morris sold most of these lands in December 1792 and in February and July 1793 to the Holland Land Company in a transaction known as the Holland Purchase ...
Mapuche - History - Occupation of The Araucanía
... the Chilean state claimed sovereignity over the Mapuche lands in Araucanía ... The first effective moves into the core lands of the Araucanía Mapuche begun in the 1860s ... poverty as a result of having been conquered and having lost their traditional lands ...
Biddenden Maids - Legend
... In their wills, the sisters left five pieces of land in the Biddenden area comprising around 20 acres (8 ha) in total to the local church, with the income from these ... Henceforward, the lands were to be known as the Bread and Cheese Lands ...

Famous quotes containing the word lands:

    This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over,—children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke lose and constable with warrant, travelers from distant lands to distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Israel, and you who call yourself Israel, the Church that calls itself Israel, and the revolt that calls itself Israel, and every nation chosen to be a nation—none of these lands is yours, all of you are thieves of holiness, all of you at war with Mercy.
    Leonard Cohen (b. 1934)

    There dwelt a man in faire Westmerland,
    Jonnë Armestrong men did him call,
    He had nither lands nor rents coming in,
    Yet he kept eight score men in his hall.
    Unknown. Johnie Armstrong (l. 1–4)